Beyond the Rational Explanation

Authors Richard Booth, Alexander Nittka

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Alexander Nittka

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Richard Booth and Alexander Nittka. Beyond the Rational Explanation. In Belief Change in Rational Agents: Perspectives from Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Economics. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 5321, pp. 1-17, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2005)


In recent work, we proposed a method of reconstructing an agent's epistemic state from observations of its revision history. These observations contained information of what the agent believed after receiving which input. In this presentation we intend to illustrate an extension of the work - allowing the observations to contain additional information of what the agent did *not* believe after a revision step. We will show that the BR-framework we assumed is only partially satisfactory for handling the extended observations.
  • Belief revision
  • iterated revision
  • non-prioritised revision
  • non-monotonic reasoning
  • rational closure
  • rational explanation


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